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11/25/2013

Governor Corbett Orders Flags Lowered for Wyoming County Firefighter

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Nov. 25, 2013

Governor Corbett Orders Flags Lowered for Wyoming County Firefighter

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today ordered Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Wyoming County lowered to half-staff, TODAY, Nov. 25, in honor of First Assistant Fire Chief Russell Gow III of Factoryville.  

Gow, 58, died Thursday while helping fight a house fire in Factoryville. He had been a volunteer with the Factoryville Fire Company for 43 years, serving as the borough’s fire chief for more than 10 years.

State flags shall remain lowered until sunset today, the day of Gow’s funeral. The U.S. flag should be flown at full staff today. Both the Pennsylvania and U.S. flags should be flown at full staff on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.

Media contact:  Janet Kelley, 717-783-1116

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